Bringing visitors to your farm can create new income streams as trends indicate that nature and agricultural tourism is on the rise in the Catskills region. Agritourism can also be a source of risk to the farm business. Five seminars will teach how to manage risk followed by a panel of successful agritourism operators. In-between each seminar, participants will build on their knowledge to develop their own risk management plan. The five areas of risk that will be presented are: legal, marketing, human resource, financial and weather/production risks. This 5-county program will be offered simultaneously in Delaware (the host county), Otsego/Schoharie, Sullivan and Ulster via Zoom technology. The program is sponsored by the Northeast Extension Risk Management Education agency and the five Cornell Cooperative Extension Associations.
The CCE Schoharie and Otsego sessions will be held simultaneously at the Extension Center, 173 South Grand St., Cobleskill and the Education Center, 123 Lake St., Cooperstown; six Fridays, 1/11, 1/18, 1/25, 2/1, 2/8, 2/15, each day from 10 a.m. to noon. There is no fee to attend; all materials are included. Registration is required. Registrations will be accepted through Friday, January 4, 2019.
Register for the sessions at the Extension Center in Cobleskill here.
Register for the sessions at the Education Center in Cooperstown here.
For more information contact:
David Cox, 518-234-4303, firstname.lastname@example.org (Schoharie)
Jim Barber, 607-547-2536, email@example.com (Otsego)
This five-county program is produced by CCE Delaware as host county and is sponsored by the Northeast Extension Risk Management Education Center.